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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:10 PM
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"This is a spending bill, not a stimulus bill," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Edited on Mon Feb-09-09 06:16 PM by Bleacher Creature
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090209/ap_on_go_co/congres...

Economic stimulus bill moves to Senate test vote

WASHINGTON The Senate lined up to advance the $827 billion economic stimulus legislation backed by the White House on Monday, and Democratic leaders vowed to deliver a bill to President Barack Obama's desk within days. Still, key lawmakers braced for a difficult round of further negotiations aimed at producing a final House-Senate compromise.

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Even so, in the hours before Monday's vote, Republican opponents attacked it as too costly and unlikely to have the desired effect on the economy. "This is a spending bill, not a stimulus bill," said Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

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At some point, I'm going to start supporting an intelligence test for election to Congress. I really wonder what Lamar! thinks a stimulus is. I would speculate, but I know that we're not allowed to start sex threads.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:13 PM
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1. Has that fuckhead not been paying attention?? Stimulus = Spending.
There is no other way to do it. I will say one thing for the idiots, they are stubborn, even when it's clear they've lost.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:16 PM
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4. Like duh. To them, its all about tax cuts, that is it.
Edited on Mon Feb-09-09 06:16 PM by Jennicut
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:14 PM
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2. To imprint the usual "Democrats do nothing but spend" theme. He knows the real score.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:15 PM
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3. He's right. Not enough stimulus bang for the buck in this bill.
I don't like the Republican tax cut plans either, but this bill is garbage.
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:18 PM
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6. The big mistake made by the Democrats was putting the tax
cut into the bill. Tax cuts should have been a separate item later on.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:20 PM
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7. I think tthe bill should have concentrated on real stimulus items...
...alternative energy research and funding for the arts may be worthy of federal dollars, but they're not stimulus items.
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:16 PM
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5. And this is a sock, not a stocking!
Edited on Mon Feb-09-09 06:16 PM by Chulanowa
That's not a shoe, that's a moccasin!
It's not a fruit, it's an orange!

It's not a dumbass, it's a Republican!
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:23 PM
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8. "THAT'S THE POINT"! - President Obama
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Rocknrule Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 06:38 PM
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9. I'll bet he'd support it
if the bill was to put a trillion dollars or so towards blowing up Middle Easterners or buying yachts and Hummers for him and his country club buddies.
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